A comparison of three solute transport models using mountain stream tracer experiments

J. Russell Manson*, Steve G. Wallis, Benoit O.L. Demars, John D. Mick, Gisli M. Gíslason, Jon S. Ólafsson, Nikolai Friberg

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Abstract

Stream ecology may be influenced by the temporary trapping of solutes in geomorphologic structures, which is usually quantified by fitting the Transient Storage Model to tracer data. This paper explores the relationships between the parameters of this model and those of two simpler models, namely the Advection-Dispersion Model and the Aggregated Dead Zone model. It is motivated by the possibility of obtaining more reliable transient storage parameter values by correlating them with the parameters of the other models instead of evaluating them directly. Results were obtained by fitting all three models to a set of tracer data from mountain streams, predominantly in Iceland. Some strong correlations were found between some of the parameters of the transient storage model and the advection-dispersion model, but no strong correlations were found between the parameters of the transient storage model and the aggregated dead zone model. For all three models, combinations of the optimized parameters correctly described the bulk movement of the solute cloud, giving confidence in the optimized parameters.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHydrodynamic and Mass Transport at Freshwater Aquatic Interfaces - 34th International School of Hydraulics
EditorsAndrea Marion, Paweł M. Rowiński
PublisherSpringer-Verlag
Pages77-90
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)9783319277493
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event34th International School of Hydrodynamic and Mass Transport at Freshwater Aquatic Interfaces, 2015 - Zelechow, Poland
Duration: 11 May 201514 May 2015

Publication series

NameGeoPlanet: Earth and Planetary Sciences
Volumenone
ISSN (Print)2190-5193
ISSN (Electronic)2190-5207

Conference

Conference34th International School of Hydrodynamic and Mass Transport at Freshwater Aquatic Interfaces, 2015
Country/TerritoryPoland
CityZelechow
Period11/05/1514/05/15

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